Apple has announced the launch of a service for self-repair of its smartphones, which will be available to users in the United States. That’s according to a press release posted on the company’s Web site.
According to the release, the new online store will offer customers more than 200 original replacement parts and tools, allowing advanced users to repair the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, as well as the iPhone SE (3rd generation), including replacing the display, battery and camera of the device. Later this year, the program will include manuals, parts and tools for Mac repairs.
Apple will additionally allow users from the United States to rent a toolkit for a week, if they do not want to purchase them for a one-time repair. At the same time, the company noted that “for the vast majority of customers who are inexperienced in repairing devices, visiting a professional service provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get service.”
A similar service will become available to Europeans later this year.